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Tesla Up Eight Bucks After Lord Morgan Stanley Upgrades The Electric Future Super Company

Analysts at Morgan Stanley are playing catch up Thursday morning by finally deciding his highest, our Leader and Savior Elon Musk (all Praise and Glory to The Leader) is running one hell of an electric motor company by bestowing an ‘overweight’ upgrade upon the plebeian Tesla investors.

The doughnut eaters at Morgan Stanley raised their profit target to $305.  Before today, they only were looking for a mere $245 from the scientists and engineers at Tesla.

$TSLA shares began Thursday sharply higher, up eight dollars, and trading at a new 8 month high.

My profit target is much higher.  iBankCoin laboratory’s profit target is set at $1000, and not a share will be sold before we achieve it.  It is our opinion that no better steward of the public’s money exists than noble Elon (all Praise and Glory to The Leader).


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NASDAQ Back Inside High Value Ahead of Several Low-Impact Economic Events

NASDAQ futures are coming into Wednesday gap up after an overnight session featuring normal range and volume.  Price worked higher overnight, continually rising until finding sellers up near value high from late-last week.  At 7am MBA Mortgage applications came in worse than last week.  At 8:30am CPI data was in-line with expectations.  It appears earnings from Goldman Sachs $GS may have been the early market-moving event, however.

Also on the economic docket today we have Industrial/Manufacturing production at 9:15am, NAHB housing market index at 10am, Fed chair Yellen is speaking in San Fransisco at 3pm, and long term TIC flows at 4pm.

Yesterday we printed a normal variation up.  After beginning the holiday shortened week gap down we experienced an early selling drive.  However buyers stepped in and defended the upper-quad of last Thursday’s trend day and we worked range extension up.  Then price settled into two-way balance.

Heading into today my primary expectation is for sellers to work into the overnight inventory and close the gap down to 5040.50.  From here we take out overnight low 5037.25.  Look for buyers ahead of 5030 and two way trade to ensue.

Hypo 2 stronger sellers work us down to 5021.25 before two way trade ensues.

Hypo 3 buyers press up through overnight high 5057.25 to target 5059.50 before two way trade ensues.

Hypo 4 strong buyers sustain trade above 5059.50 setting up a trend day.  Stretch target is 5106.



Volume profiles, gaps, and measured moves:



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NASDAQ Begins Holiday Shortened Week Gap Down; Trump Inauguration Looms on The Horizon

NASDAQ futures are heading into Tuesday gap down after an overnight session featuring normal range on elevated volume.  Price worked lower, pressing down into the upper-quad of last Thursday’s range before balancing out.

The economic calendar is light today, but be aware there are multiple T-bill auctions at 11:30am.

Last week was dominated by the NASDAQ while the other major U.S. indices marked time.  The performance of each major index can be seen below:


On Friday The NASDAQ printed a normal variation up.  Price drove higher Friday morning after opening gap up then churned sideways before a late-day thrust higher.

Heading into today my primary expectation is for buyers to work into the overnight inventory and close the gap up to 5056.  Some struggle here before we continue higher to close the gap up to 5061.50 and two way trade ensues.

Hypo 2 sellers show up ahead of 5050.75 and work lower, down through overnight low 5030 setting up a move to target 5027 before two way trade ensues.

Hypo 3 stronger selling down to 5021.25 before two way trade.

Hypo 4 buyers sustain trade above 5059 setting up a fresh leg higher.  Stretch target is 5106.



Volume profiles, gaps, and measured moves:

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Systems Updated: All Signals Say We Boil Shorts Slowly Ahead of The Inauguration

Greetings and warm welcome lads!  I am reporting to you from the bathhouse adjacent to iBankCoin laboratories where an old Russian man is beating me with oak branches.  After a long morning toiling away inside the furnace room, it’s a welcome relaxation. It appears short sellers are in hot water heading into the holiday-shortened week, doesn’t it?

The pesky NASDAQ keeps rising, slowly, keeping dip buyers sidelined and shorts from leaving.  All very kind and clean.

The others majors, simply marking time.  Perhaps they begin to drift higher Tuesday?  This is what the IndexModel suggests heading into next week.

Ice bucket to the head, my best guess is we drift through next week then blast higher Friday morning during the inauguration—leaving anyone who is waiting until after the seismic geopolitical shift sidelined.

This hypothesis was derived from the objective findings inside the 114th Edition of Exodus Strategy Session, which is now live.

There is another key seasonality opportunity setting up that we need to act quick if we intend to capture it.  Check out Section II for more info.

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Spirit Airlines Claims All Other Airlines Are FAKE NEWS

Spirit Airlines blasted out an email promotion which claims their competitors are nothing but fake news:



Most of my flights are via Contortionist Airlines aka Spirit because my body is limber, and their no frills approach appeases my inner stoic.  The entire process of traveling is a mental test.  Humans are, vile creatures by nature.  The smell, and the shedding.

Turbulence often rattles loose air trapped in the gastrointestinal system.  The spittle from a sneeze.  Drunks.

These are my people, the derelicts who jam into small aluminum cylinders by the 100s to travel above the clouds on ghetto Spirit flights which are most often filled to capacity.

And the fuckers get you to spend as much as you would for a conventional flight from United or someone better.  They fleece you once you’re in their web.  Their bag weight limit, for instance, is 40 pounds instead of the standard 50.  Go over and you’re forking out another 30 bucks or some bullshit.  Just one example.

Overall, when a company stays up to date with their marketing, and pulls stunts like this, it tells me they get it.

Spirit air officially claims the “other guys” are fake news.


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Understanding A Basic Tenent of Technical Analysis: Range Trading

You may notice I’ve slightly backed off the mouth foaming rhetoric about my bullishness in Tesla Motors.  While still my absolute favorite long-term investment, it’s now trading above intermediate term value.

Does that mean I will sell?

No.  Nah son, that’s a petty move.

But you need to understand a few basic tenents of technical analysis.  One is balance, also known as range.  Stocks spend the majority of their time in balance.  Identifying and plotting the territory is key to assessing whether your idea is ‘working’ and also when and where to take action.

If I were a more fickle Tesla investor, thank goodness I am not, then I would consider capturing some of the recent gains from sub-200 as we approach range high, see below:


The same method of trading can be applied to any instrument.  Buy range low, sell range high.  Eventually you’ll need risk parameters in place to get you out of the way when the break happens.  When the break happens, it will be explosive due to one ‘side’ of the tape being wrong.

For now, and despite political transition, an end to California’s drought, an acquisition of a solar company, and massive updates to the Autopilot feature, there has not been a shift in the perceived value of $TSLA equity.

Understand range trading, and you will be well on your way to better stock market decision making.

Tech Analysis 101


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Robots Continue To Bid NASDAQ Heading into Friday

NASDAQ futures are coming into Friday gap up after an overnight session featuring normal range and volume.  Price worked higher overnight in the same manner it ascended since about 11am Thursday—a slow, steady, churn higher.  At 8:30am Advance Retail Sales came in below expectations.

Also on the economic docket today we have Business Inventories at 10am, the preliminary January reading of U. of Michigan confidence at 10am, and the Baker Hughes rig count at 1pm.

Yesterday we formed the second consecutive neutral extreme up.  After starting the day gap down sellers drove lower, pressing down around the 5000 century mark before a bid stepped in.  WE then spent the rest of the day algorithmically grinding higher.  Interesting note, value never shifted higher on the day, instead remaining down in the lower quardrant.

Heading into today my primary expectation is for sellers to work into the overnight inventory and close the gap down to 5035.25.  This sets up a move down through overnight low 5034.  Look for bidders around 5015 and two way trade to ensue.

Hypo 2 we press up and close the Thursday gap at 5046.50 then continue higher, up to 5054 before two way trade ensues.

Hypo 3 a short squeeze takes hold after we sustain trade above 5058 and we trend higher into the weekend.



Volume profiles, gaps, and measured moves:


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Fiat Fires Back: CEO Marchionne Calls EPA Allegation of Cheating Diesel Emissions “Unadulterated Hogwash”

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne met with reporters Thursday to defend against an EPA claim that the diesel engines in Dodge Ram and Jeeps were cheating emissions.

Their leadership has a spine, it seems. He further elaborated that he would take draconian measures to punish any cheaters within his organization:

The Italian-American car maker issued a statement claiming the company has spent months providing information to the EPA in hopes of explaining their emissions control technology to agents at the EPA.

Below are the specific details regarding the EPA accusation:

The EPA today accused Fiat Chrysler of using software on 100,000 Jeep and Ram models equipped with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that reduced NOx emissions during lab certification testing, but allowed the engines to give off more emissions in real-world driving.

FCA, in its statement, also appeared to illustrate where both parties are at a disagreement. The official regulations for a defeat device prohibits the use of an auxiliary emission control device (AECD) “unless … the need for the AECD is justified in terms of protecting the vehicle against damage or accident.”

The good news is leadership at Fiat is actively addressing the EPA claim against them.  Wall Street has rewarded their Italian, aggressive hand gesturing vivacious rebuttal by appreciating the share price off its lows.  The bad news is the stock is still ending Thursday down nearly -10%



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EPA Bearing Down Hard on The Earth Killers at Fiat Chrysler for Disgusting Abuse of Diesel Emissions

Agents at the Environmental Protection Agency intend to accuse the polenta eaters at Fiat Chrysler of using software that allowed heavy diesel emissions to spew from the exhaust pipes of their U.S. trucks and SUVs.


Shares of the company $FCAU are being slaughtered in early Thursday trade, currently down more than -15% at the New York Stock exchange.  Reuters with the details:

The EPA told the automaker it believes its undeclared emissions control software allowed vehicles to generate excess pollution in violation of the law. Fiat Chrysler declined to comment.

Its U.S.-listed shares were down 9 percent.

The EPA will announce the findings at an 11 a.m. conference call. It comes amid rising scrutiny by EPA of automaker emissions after Volkswagen AG admitted to cheating diesel emissions tests in 580,000 U.S. vehicles.

The EPA has for months declined to certify Fiat Chrysler’s 2017 diesel vehicles for sale in the United States.

Investors are fleeing from the Italian auto-conglomerate ahead of what is likely to be damning evidence from the EPA against Dodge pickup trucks.  Fiat officially aquired Chrysler back in January ’14.  The two companies have been allies since mid-2009 when the gluttonous American auto group went bankrupt—shortly after the Germans abandoned the Neon makers.

Funny aside–yours truly worked for the failing Chrysler group back in 2008 and gave a provoking presentation to 100s of executives, telling them they were fucked, and that I had no interest in going down with the ship.

The blow to Chrysler comes just days after the god damned Honda Ridgeline was named 2017 ‘Truck of the Year’ at the Detroit auto show.

Today is probably a fun day to peruse the empty hallways of Chrysler’s insanely oversized Auburn Hills tech center.

Diesel cars must adhere to strict EPA guidelines if they are to be driven in the United States, and it appears the fascists at Fiat Chrysler could not remain complaint.



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First Real Overnight Gap of The Week is Down

NASDAQ futures are coming into Thursday gap down after an overnight session featuring normal range and volume.  Price poked above the Wednesday high briefly before falling lower.  The market is still holding high balance.  At 8:30am Initial/Continuing jobless claims data came out mixed.

Also on the economic docket today we have a 30-year bond auction at 1pm and a Monthly Budget Statement at 2pm.

Yesterday we printed a neutral extreme up.  After briefly going range extension up Wednesday morning, sellers made a push lower during the Donald Trump press conference.  This traded right down to value area low 5007.75 where responsive buyers stepped in.  Said buyers traversed the entire daily range and the day closed at session high.

Heading into today my primary expectation is for buyers to work into the overnight inventory and close the gap up to 5046.50 setting up a move to target 5054 before two way trade ensues.

Hypo 2 stronger buyers work up to 5058..

Hypo 3 sellers press down through overnight low 5028 and work lower to target the 5000 century mark before two way trade ensues.



Volume profiles, gaps, and measured moves:


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